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Heal the sick, the captive free,
P. M. * 498.
Prayer for Minister and People.
To proclaim thy wondrous love!
That thy truth they may approve:
From thy shining courts above.
To partake the gospel-feast;
Every soul be Jesus' guest!
(359.) S. M.
Love to the Church. ! I LOVE thy Zion, Lord!
The house of thine abode;
With thy own precious blood.
Her walls before thee stand,
And graven on thy hand. 9
If e'er to bless thy sons
My voice or hands deny:
This voice in silence die.
Her welfare or her woe:
And ev'ry grief o'erflow.
To her my cares and toils be giv'n,
'Till toils and cares shall end. 6 Beyond my highest joy
I prize her heav’nly ways, Her sweet communion, solemn vows,
Her hyinns of love and praise.
How pleasant and how fair,
To thine abode
To see my God. 2 O happy souls that pray
Where God appoints to hear!
They praise thee still;
To Zion's hill.
Through this dark vale of tears;
O glorious seat,
Our willing feet!
(365.) C. M.
, Bin we have no such lengths to go,
Nor wander far abroad; Where'er thy saints assemble now,
There is a house for God: $ Here; mighty God! accept our rows;
Here let thy praise be spread. Bless the provisions of thy house;
And fill thy poor with bread.
Let God's anointed shine;
With love and pow'r divine.
502. (566.) L. M.
In gardens planted by thy hand.
Like a young cedar, fresh and green.
Blest with thine influence fiom above:
Yields such a comely sight as these. $ The plants of grace shall ever live;
Nature decays, but grace must thrive;
Shall make them flourish strong and fair. & Lailen with fruits of age, they show,
The Lord is holy, just, and true.
A God unfaithful or unkind. 503.
(369.) L. M.
Preparution for worship. A WAY from every moutaloase.ro
Away from earth, cur souls retreatz We leave this worthless world afar, And wait and worship near thy scat,
2 Lord, in the temple of thy, grace,
We bow before thee and adore; We view the glories of thy face,
And learn the wonders of thy pow'r. 9 Whilst here our various wants we moun,
United pray’rs aseend on high; And faith expects a sui'e return.
Of blessings in variety. * Father! my soul would here abide;
Or, if my feet must hence depart, Still keep me, Father, near thy side, Still keep thy dwelling in my heart.
(370.) C. M. 504. Readiness to serve God in his house. 1 EARLY, my God, without delay,
I haste to seek thy face;
Without thy cheering grace:
Beneath a burning sky,
And they must drink or die.
Through all thy temple shine:
That vision so divine.
Can please my soul soʻwell,
And in thy presence dwell.
Can my best passions move,
(373.) L. M.
And own, as grateful sacrifice,
The songs which from thy churches rise. 2 Thine earthly sabbaths, Lord! we lovej
But there's a nobler rest above:
With ardent lope and strong desire.
The heart sball feel no more distress;
That dwell upon immortal tongues. 4 No gloomy cares shall there annoy,
No conscious guilt disturb our joy;
And perfect love give perfect peace. 5 When shall that glorious day begin,
Beyond the reach of death or sin;
,375.) L. M.
The sweetness of the Sabbath. 1 SWEET is the work, my God, my King!
To praise thy name give thanks and singi To show thy love hy morning light,
And talk of all thy truth at night. 2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest:
No mortal care shall fill my breast;
And bless his works, and bless his word. 3 And I shall share a glorious part,
When grace hath well refind my heart,